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Rent your stuff out – 7 apps to make you a quick buck

Long gone are the days when you needed to pop up a hand-written message down on the local community board if you wanted to find a buyer interested in what you’re offering. Fortunately, these days you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to find someone willing to pay to rent your stuff.

Thanks to 100s of apps and lending websites looking to link lenders with borrowers, whether you’re looking to rent out your parking space, spare room, or your boat, you’ll be able to find someone willing to pay to rent your stuff. No matter where you are in the world, GigSmash is a great place to find the app you need as they’ve grouped all the best apps and sites looking to help you rent your stuff out for money.

To get you started, here are seven of our favourite apps from around the world that help you rent your stuff for cash.


If you’re looking to turn your unused driveway into cash, then this app is the UK’s leading online marketplace to help you find someone looking for a parking space. With free listings, you’ve got nothing to lose if you have the space. They also have a useful tool which estimates how much you can expect to earn from your space per month so you can soon turn tarmac into a sweet holiday fund.



Owning your own car can get really expensive, but this great app links car owners with a huge community of renters in the US. You’ll soon save enough to turn your old banger into a pimped ride with owners taking an average of $6,000 a year with this site. Your car is also covered for insurance and roadside recovery so you can lend it with peace of mind.



A great place for boat owners or verified boat skippers to turn their asset or skills into money. Why not cover your mooring costs by renting your boat out to vetted hirers or even make money out of your passion for sailing for those looking to hire a captain for their rented boat?



If you’ve got an abundance of space that you don’t know what to do with, then this app can earn you money for your storage space. This Australian company finds houses, offices, and other safe spaces for people to keep their cherished items safe. However, this is not simple storage and it comes with a twist - the things that people store can be kept out on display, kept in tune, oiled, or basically just be given a loving home whilst they don’t have room for it. With demand for space outpacing supply, why not turn your box room into an art gallery that pays you!



If you’ve ever thought about renting your room out on Airbnb, but been put off by the fact you can’t control who is going to walk in through the door you should check out this app. This Airbnb competitor brings the concept of personality matching to renting out your spare room in Asia. Just like Couchsurfing, this app wants to help hosts build relationships with people staying, but with this app, you’ll make money as well as friends.



If you run a campsite already, or have the space for people to pitch up in your backyard, then this great Canadian app helps bring occupants to your unused camping slots. They’re creating the of the camping world so you’ll have access to millions of happy campers looking for a space to pitch their tent if you sign up to this site.



These days more and more people with a love of music have designed top of the range home studios where they can bring their passion to life. However, this doesn’t come cheap and if you just keep it all to yourself you might be losing out on making loads of money from a massive market. Studiotime cover Europe, Australia, and the US so if you’ve got a decent studio setup don’t leave your equipment dormant when you could be rolling whilst also getting connected with other budding artists through this trusted online community that is built to generate bookings.


These are just 7 of the more than 80 amazing apps GigSmash has collated from around the world, all it takes is an email to get connected with the people that want to rent your stuff for money.